How To Record a Google Meet Call (With Steps and Benefits)

Many organizations now use Google Meet for everything from company town halls to orientation for new employees. Anyone with a Google Workspace account can use Google Meet to conduct and record a meeting or other event. Google Meet has some restrictions about who can record and from which type of device, but there are ways to record a Google Meet event even if you don’t have recording permissions.Â

This article will explain how to screen record on any device to capture your Google Meet event. We’ll also explain why using an all-in-one video recording, editing, and publishing platform might be better for you depending on your needs. Keep reading to learn more about recording Google Meet events and alternative recording options.

Start and stop a recording
  1. Start or Join a meeting.
  2. At the bottom right, click Activities. Recording.
  3. Click Start recording.
  4. In the window that appears, click Start.
  5. Wait for the recording to start. …
  6. When you finish, click Activities Recording. …
  7. In the window that appears, click Stop recording.

How to Record a Google Meet Session and Record Your Screen – Screen Capture

How to record a video meeting in Google Meet

Here are the steps explaining how to record a Google Meet session:

1. Start or join a meeting

The recording feature is only available for certain Google Workspace editions. If you have a personal account, you won’t be able to record. These workspaces include Essentials, Business and Enterprise editions and Education Plus. You can record a Google Meet meeting if you are the organizer or, if a participant, you are from the same organization as the organizer.

2. Look for the activities icon

To record your Google Meet session, look to the bottom right of the screen. The Activities button is the icon with a triangle, square and circle. Click it and then Recording.

3. Start the recording

Next, click on Start recording. When you’re ready to record the Google Meet call, click on Start. At this time, the meeting particpants will be notified that the recording has begun.

4. Stop the recording

To stop recording the meeting, click on Activities > Recording > Stop Recording. When prompted by the pop-up window, click on Stop Recording.

The Google Meet recording will automatically save to the meeting organizer’s My Drive, under the folder Meet Recordings. The organizer and the person who started the meeting, if different, will receive an email with a shareable link to the recording.

What is a Google Meet call?

Google Meet calls, in general, can be useful for the following purposes:

Note: At this time, Google Meet users can only enable the recording feature on their computer, not on mobile devices.

What can you record in a Google Meet call?

When you record a Google Meet video meeting, the active speaker is recorded, as well as anything presented during the call or shared in the meeting’s chat. For example, if a presentation deck is shown during the meeting and broadcasted by the active speaker, the information in the deck will be recorded.

What are the benefits of recording a Google Meet call?

Recordings of Google Meet sessions are limited to eight hours. After eight hours, the recording will stop on its own. Common benefits of recording your video meetings include:

Tips for recording Google Meet calls

Consider these tips when recording your meeting:

Please note that none of the organizations mentioned in this article are affiliated with Indeed.


Can we do recording in Google Meet?

Recording is only available with the computer version of Meet. Mobile app users get notified when the recording starts or stops, but can’t control recording. You can’t record if you join only to present, such as from a laptop while already in a video conference room.

Why can’t I record my Google Meet?

You can’t record if the meeting was created on a conference room device (such as Meet hardware), or was generated by another process, such as a Chrome plug in. Schedule the meeting in Calendar or be sure a person, and not a device, starts any ad-hoc meetings.

Can you record on Google Meet for free?

Since the recording feature is not available for regular accounts, you need to have a workspace account to record the meet sessions.

Where is the record button on Google Meet?

Start your meeting and go to the bottom of the screen to find the meeting recording feature. Click Activities and then select Start Recording. Click Start. Your recording will begin, and all meeting participants will be advised the meeting is being recorded.

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